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Social Prescribing: Bridging the Gap Between Art, Well-Being

Mar 11, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

The healthcare industry is struggling to meet the demand for mental health services. What if arts & culture activities could be prescribed by your doctor to support your health goals? Decades of research demonstrate that participation in the arts can have a positive impact on health. Despite the availability of arts activities in almost every community, individuals with health concerns often don’t turn to the arts as a source of medicine. A new movement is emerging in the United States called Social Prescribing through which healthcare providers prescribe social interventions as a part of care.

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Chris Appleton

Art Pharmacy

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Dr. Tasha Golden

International Arts+Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Dr. Benjamin Miller

Dr. Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD

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Dr. Lisa Wong

Harvard Medical School

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